Kataragama

Kataragama

Overview

Kataragama is a spiritual haven where devotees of all faiths converge. Its serene atmosphere, with the sacred Kataragama Temple and Kiri Vehera at its heart, offers a profound sense of peace and devotion. The tranquil banks of the Menik Ganga offer peaceful spots to sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature. The nearby Yala National Park and the Lunugamvehera National Park offer excitement to those who wish to explore the biodiversity of the country.

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Kataragama, a sacred town in Sri Lanka, is revered by Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims. Rich in history and culture, Kataragama is a symbol of religious harmony and devotion in Sri Lanka. Situated in the Monaragala District, it is famous for the Kataragama Temple, dedicated to the deity Kataragama deviyo (Hindu god of war Murugan). The town hosts the annual Esala Festival, attracting pilgrims nationwide.

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Tour details

  • Tour Type Impressive
  • Price
  • Categories Religious
  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Language Tamil, Sinhala, English
  • Currency LKR
  • Time Zone UTC+5:30
  • Drives on the Left
  • Calling Code +94